Practice Areas

Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation

With 30 years of experience as a securities lawyer, Mark knows knows what it takes to effectively, and efficiently, handle litigation matters - when to settle, and when to take the case to a final hearing. Mark has litigated virtually every securities law claim imaginable and can effectively guide you through the process.

Investigations, Audits and Exams

Defense of SEC and FINRA investigations, routine exams, 8210 requests, OTRs and Wells Notices are the main stay of Mark's practice. From customer complaints to insider trading investigations, his experience in these proceedings, as well as in the practical aspects of operating a broker-dealer, can provide the experience that you need.

Securities Employment Issues

Representation of broker-dealers, investment advisers in all employment related issues, including employment agreements, separation agreements, litigation, promissory notes, and all aspects of the relationship.

Recent Posts

Broker Charged With Repeatedly Putting Customer Assets At Risk

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Electronic Transaction Clearing (ETC), a registered broker-dealer headquartered in Los Angeles, has agreed to settle charges that it illegally placed more than $25 million of customers’ securities at risk in order to fund its own operations.

Among other things, the SEC found that…